Discography

The Original Wooden Lion made only two forays into a recording studio. In the 1970s studio time was at a premium and even cheap 4 track studios were well beyond the band's pocket. We did go into a studio in Hitchin as part of a 'competition' to win a record deal but, I am fairly sure this was a 'con trick' because we had to pay for our time in the studio and they never got back in touch. I do have copies of the resulting recordings but I thought they should stay in a padlocked safe, in a disused toilet, in a flooded basement behind a sign saying 'Beware of the Leopard'

Well I thought they should anyway. It seems a company called 'Audio Archives' managed to get a copy of the acetate and has now released it as a CD complete with photos it filched from our website and my handwritten lyric sheet. all of this was done without our permission and without contacting us. We are, at the moment, trying to sort this out. They have done a good job of transferring the audio across and the whole thing looks very professional but it is still a pirated item.

Both 'Dogwatch' and 'Roy Weard and Last Post' , however, made recordings which were released on vinyl. These recordings are now available again on CD.

That Legendary Wooden Lion released its first Cd in 2011 and is currently working towards a second release.

Writing in a Skeleton Key

 

Roy Weard

This House In Amber

Planned release date 22nd april 2017.

Tracks:

In Amber, Life's All Surprise, Drugged, The Long Wave (goodbye), The Lights Go Out, Losing Your Grip, This House (rests).

Musicians:

Roy Weard - vox, 12 string acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar./ Gav Cantrell - electric guitar, /Joe Colburn - electric guitar / John Dowle - electric guiar, harmonica /Andy Power- bass guitar / Cliff Dowding- keyboards and electronics / Siomon Young- drums / Damo Waters - drums / Nick Pynn - Violin, viola / John Trelawney - cornet, flugelhorn / Marcus Weeks - trombone / Pixie Tonks Dhel - vocals / Bill Smith and Adam Barrett (The Low E Riders) - bass vocals.

 

Writing in a Skeleton Key

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Reviews

That Legendary Wooden Lion

Writing in a Skelton Key

on Turquiose Road Records

Release date 10th Jannuary 2011

Tracks:

The Writing, Sulphur and Heat, Another Slow Day (for fast women), Harpies, The Rage, Follow My Leader (in the dark), Happy, Blank Moments, This Torch, (just some of those)Skeletons

Musicians:

Roy Weard - vox, 12 string acoustic guitar, electric guitar / Steve Bensusan - vox, electric guitar, 12 string acoustic guitar, Chris Cottage - bass guitar, backing vox / The Cardinal Biggles - keyboards and electronics / Chris Mott - drums.

Guest Musicians:

Nick Pynn - acoustic violin, acoustic viola, electric violin

Darren Reynolds - double bass

This album comes with a 12 page booklet in a deluxe gatefold sleeve.

Fallout CD

Roy Weard and Last Post

'Fallout'

Re-released as a CD by Bridge House Records

Tracks:

Communicate, Lost in a Memory, Sweet Nothings, On The Blink, Chasing The Clowns, Invaders, Blank Moments

Bonus Tracks :

Monopoly, Triangle, The Machine Stops, Insufficient Data

Musicians;

Roy Weard - Vox, Ronnie Raymond - Bass / Vox, Steve Bensusan - Guitars, Vox, Dave Owen - Guitars /flute, Paul Watson - Keyboards, Mel Evans - Drums

Guest Musician: John Trelawney, Trumpet

Available from Bridge House Records

 

Dogwatch
'Penfriend'

Re-released on CD By Bridge House Records 2008

Tracks:

Discopath, Man in a Cage, Captain, Doughnut on the Pier, Queen of the Nile, Ice Cream Man, Moments, Oh Joanna

Bonus Studio Tracks:

Cutouts, Life on the Line, Mornington Crescent, Dangerous Game, Discopath, Ice Cream Man, Last Picture Show.

Musicians:

Roy Weard - Vox, Roger Glynn - Guitars / Vox, Nick Sack - Drums,

Tony 'Mr. Juan D'Erful' Morley - Bass / Vox, Linda Kelsey - Keyboards, John Trelawney, violin, trumpet, Flugelhorn, Euphonium

Musicians on Bonus tracks:

Dave Lear - Guitar, John Mortimer - Drums, Pete Murdoch - Bass,/Vox

Linda Shepherd - Keyboards.

Available now from Bridge House Records

 

Fallout LP

Roy Weard and Last Post

'Fallout'

12" Vinyl

Recorded and mixed at the Elephant Studios, Wapping by Simon Tassano

Released on Half Tone Records 1981

Tracks:

Communicate, Lost in a Memory, Sweet Nothings, On The Blink, Chasing The Clowns, Invaders, Blank Moments

Musicians;

Roy Weard - Vox, Ronnie Raymond - Bass / Vox, Steve Bensusan - Guitars, Vox, Dave Owen - Guitars /flute, Paul Watson - Keyboards, Mel Evans - Drums

Vinyl LP no longer available but re-released on CD with bonus tracks by Bridge House Records- see above

 

Triangle

Monopoly

 

Roy Weard and Last Post

'Monopoly' / 'Triangle'

7" Vinyl

Recorded and mixed at the Elephant Studios, Wapping

by Simon Tassano. Released on Parasol Records

Musicians :

Roy Weard - Vox, Ronnie Raymond - Bass / Vox, Steve Bensusan - Guitars, Vox, Dave Owen - Guitars /flute, Paul Watson - Keyboards, Mel Evans - Drums,

Guest Musician :John Trelawney - Trumpet

A limited number of these are available direct from the shop

 

 

Cutouts

Cutouts Back

Dogwatch

'Cutouts' / 'Mornington Crescent'

Vinyl 7" Single

Recorded at the Elephant Studios, Bermondsey,

Mixed by Laurie Latham at the Workhouse Studio, Old Kent Road.

Released by Half Tone Records 1980

Musicians :

Roy Weard - Vox, Dave Lear - Guitars, John Mortimer - Drums Tony 'Mr. Juan D'Erful' Morley - Bass / Vox, Linda Kelsey - Keyboards, John Trelawney, violin, trumpet.

Single no longer available but released as bonus tracks on Penfriends CD. - see above

 

Penfriend

 

Dogwatch

'Penfriend'

Vinyl 12" LP

Released By Bridge House Records 1979 (BHLP002)

Recorded Live at the Bridge House 05/04/1979

Tracks:

Discopath, Man in a Cage, Captain, Doughnut on the Pier, Queen of the Nile, Ice Cream Man, Moments, Oh Joanna.

Musicians:

Roy Weard - Vox, Roger Glynn - Guitars / Vox, Nick Sack - Drums,

Tony 'Mr. Juan D'Erful' Morley - Bass / Vox, Linda Kelsey - Keyboards, John Trelawney, violin, trumpet, Flugelhorn, Euphonium.

LP no longer available but relreleased as a CD - see above

Wooden Lion

 

Wooden Lion

Wooden Lion

CD

Unofficially released By Audio Archives (AACD 070)

Recorded in a studio in Hitchin 1973

Tracks:

She Paints Strange Pictures, Hero (parts I, II, & III), Now The Day Is Over, Ice Maiden, McAlistair's Phantoms (parts I, II & III)

Musicians:

Roy Weard - Guitar, Vox, / John Phillips, Vox, / Johnny Lyons, Bass ,

Gareth Kiddier, Guitars / Wal 'Blimey Yeah' Mansefield, drums

This is an unauthorised pirate release. Included here for the sake of completeness